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INS plans to speed Cuban immigration

Dan Grech | Nov 23, 2007
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has launched new measures to speed up the immigration process for Cubans. At the same time, the U.S. government is already dealing with a huge backlog of pending cases. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration goes in search of China market

Alisa Roth | Nov 23, 2007
Media mogul Barry Diller says his Internet conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp will invest $100 million to expand in China, with plans to launch its search engine in two years. Can the company take on the Chinese? Alisa Roth reports.

Ready for business to land in his lap

| Nov 23, 2007
The real Santa Claus was too busy to talk to Marketplace about the holiday season, but we found one of his stand-ins at a nearby mall. He explained how he works and how wish lists are changing.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Shopping lovers find their outlet

Scott Jagow | Nov 23, 2007
They call today Black Friday because holiday sales supposedly help retailers climb into the black for the year. Yet, despite the long lines seen today, this could be the slowest holiday season in five years. Scott Jagow got a perspective from Rob Snowden, general manager of Outlets at Hillsboro in Texas.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Software the homeless can count on

Janet Babin | Nov 23, 2007
Efficient software might not seem like a priority item for a shelter, but having organized data is important for managing resources. Janet Babin reports on a helpful donation to a North Carolina shelter.
Posted In: Charity

A Black Friday without shopping

Lisa Napoli | Nov 23, 2007
Depending on how you look at it, today is also "Buy Nothing Day," a holiday counteracting the effects of Black Friday. Lisa Napoli talked about the day with founder Reverend Billy and his wife, Savitri.
Posted In: Retail

World Cup lottery has a large draw

Gretchen Wilson | Nov 23, 2007
Over 3,000 people will be in Durban, South Africa this weekend to witness the preliminary draw for the next men's soccer World Cup. Gretchen Wilson reports TV networks will spend billions to broadcast the lottery.
Posted In: Sports

Shoppers pulling back the reins

Amy Scott | Nov 23, 2007
With high gas prices and the lack of a must-have, big-hit item, consumer spending isn't expect to grow much this holiday season. But, as Amy Scott reports, people will still be doing plenty of shopping.
Posted In: Retail

Social networking, fashionista style

| Nov 23, 2007
Many shoppers got a head start on their shopping this morning before the sun rose. But for those in the market for clothing, a visit to this fashion website could have made their trip much shorter. Cash Peters has more.
Posted In: Retail

U.S. weighs in on Australian elections

| Nov 23, 2007
Australian Prime Minister John Howard could lose re-election in this weekend's national elections. Eleanor Bell reports on factors involved, including the subprime mortgage crisis and the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Economy